Chili Rellenos with Sweet Pepper & Onion Sauce

Categorized as: Appetizers
Makes 4 servings.


½ cup sliced celery
1 cup fresh or frozen, thawed whole kernel corn
1 clove garlic, minced
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
2 cups shredded cooked chicken breast (about 12-ounces)
½ cup (2-ounces) shredded reduced fat
Monterey Jack cheese
Black Pepper
8 small poblano or green peppers (about 2-ounces each)
Vegetable cooking spray
Sweet Pepper and Onion Sauce


1. Sauté celery, corn and garlic in oil in medium skillet 3 to 5 minutes. Stir in chicken and cook 2 to 3 minutes; remove from heat and stir in cheese. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
2. Cut stems from tops of peppers; cut out seeds, leaving peppers whole. Fill peppers with chicken mixture.
3. Spray large skillet with cooking spray; heat until hot. Cook peppers on medium heat until dark brown on all sides; reduce heat to low and cook, covered, until peppers are tender, about 5 minutes. Serve peppers with Sweet Pepper & Onion Sauce.

Sweet Pepper & Onion Sauce


1 cup thinly sliced red peppers
1 cup thinly sliced yellow peppers
1 cup thinly sliced black or green peppers
1 cup thinly sliced onion
2 small cloves garlic, minced
2 teaspoons olive or vegetable oil
2 tablespoons dark raisins
½ teaspoon chili powder
1½ cups chicken broth
2 teaspoons cornstarch
2 tablespoons cold water
1 to 2 teaspoons white distilled vinegar
Black Pepper
2 to 3 tablespoons Equal® Spoonful™


1. Sauté peppers, onion and garlic in oil in large skillet until tender. Stir in raisins and chili powder; cook 1 minute. Stir in chicken broth; heat to boiling.
2. Mix cornstarch and cold water; stir into boiling mixture. Cook over medium heat until thickened; season to taste with vinegar, salt and pepper. Remove from heat and cool 2 to 3 minutes; stir in Equal® Spoonful™.

Nutritional Info (per serving):

Calories 370
Protein 36g
Carbohydrates 32g
Fat 12g
Cholesterol 80mg
Sodium 898mg

Food Exchanges: 3½ Lean Meat, 1½ Starch, 2 Vegetable

Additional comments:

Recipe provided courtesy of Merisant Corporation ® and the NutraSweet Company, makers of Equal®. provides many fine recipes for diabetic diets. Since its online debut in 1999, has become one of the more popular and largest cooking and recipe sites on the Internet.

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